Prison Radio
Sheik Bilal Abdul Salaam-Bey

This is Charlie Hughes, better known as Sheik Belal Abdul Salam-Bey, currently housed at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson, Kansas. This piece is called Captivities Part One, and it is based on a course that I took through College Guild. F. T. Dunn said, “Justice is blind. Blind she is, and deaf and dumb, and has a wooden leg.”

I took this to mean that she can be swayed to work for good or evil. She is unbiased. An example of when she is blind and deaf is when an innocent man is placed in prison and has to stay here for 20 or more years before he is able to be released. This happens a lot in the United States. A lot of this is considered unjust in the United States, is the locking up of mental health people in prisons.

If I was able to run for a political office, I would change this by confining them to treatment centers where they can receive the help they deserve and not be subjected to mental, emotional, and physical torture. 

One thing that is being addressed in the media right now Is the ban on assault and automatic weapons. It is not wise for everyone to be able to have automatic weapons because they could get in the hands of the wrong people. Yet to take guns from the American people will cause an uproar because the government will be infringing upon our second amendment right, which gives us the right to bear and keep, to keep and bear arms for self-defense. 

One thing that I would like the Kansas State Government to approve would be the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. Medical reports have stated that marijuana can reduce high blood pressure, cancer, and can reduce the death toll of patients with coronavirus. It would also reduce the prison population. 

People of African descent face the most racial discrimination and stereotyping. It started with slavery in the U.S. in 1619. It has lasted because those in power promoted [this] through systematic racism. The results are murders of unarmed brothers and sisters by their racist counterparts and mass incarceration of innocent brothers and sisters.

It has not changed over time. Think about brothers and sisters like Hugo Peniel. May he rest in peace. Rushell McGee, Sundiata Akoli, Mumia Abu Jamal, Debbie Sims Africa. Janet Holloway Africa, Janine Phillips Africa, Imam Jamil Al Amin, Robert Seth Hayes, just to name a few. These are all the political prisoners that have been and are being held captive in the United States.

Those on the outside are all being held captive by inflation, job layoffs, medical fees and education for your children. Let’s unite and stand up against captivity. Shout out to all political prisoners who are being held captive in prisons across the United States. Your struggles matter and you are loved and missed.

Thank you all for your time, efforts, and energy. Anyone wishing to contact me concerning this topic may do so by writing Charlie Hughes, C H A R L E Y. H U G H E S number 9 6 5 7 6, Hutchinson Correctional Facility, P. O. Box 1 5 6 8, Hutchinson, Kansas, 6 7 5 0 4.